The Boxeo TELEMUNDO summer series opens with another chapter of the famed Puerto Rico vs Mexico boxing rivalry. Former amateur standout and WBO/NABO flyweight titleholder Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez (20-2-1, 12 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will take on former world title challenger Julian “El Niño Artillero” Yedra (24-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico. The 10 round main event will take place at the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The World Boxing Organisation Latino Flyweight Title will be on the line. The promoter of the event is Tuto Zabala Jr. of All Star Boxing, Inc.

Bomba Gonzalez made his Telemundo debut this past February at this same exact venue when he got his career back on track with an impressive victory over former world title challenger Ricardo Rodriguez. The local crowd, like in his last fight, will be packed with his countrymen supporting him.

How have you prepared for this now the biggest fight of your career?

This training camp was much tougher than prior ones. I prepared for 10 weeks. My fights from here on out will be against opponents competing on the championship level.

What do you know about your opponent?

I have seen some videos of him. He has my respect for sure and has a lot of experience. He has competed on the international level and fought for a world title.

Do you feel it is an advantage for you that he is moving up in weight?

This is an advantage for me physically but we have prepared as if that he will be as strong as I will. I cannot be overconfident at all and I won’t be.

How has your profile changed coming off of your last victory?

I surprised some people the last time out. Many thought my career was over. I had other plans with more to come. I have received a lot of congratulations following the fight.

Where did you get your nickname (the bomb) from?

It comes from many years back when I fought in Cuba as an amateur. A trainer there said they way I was throwing punches looked like was throwing bombs and the name stuck.

What kind of fight should fans expect Friday night?

I can tell you that I am coming to fight with my plan of intelligence round by round. If the knockout presents itself I will take it. If not a clear decision win is just as good. He on the other will be very aggressive and fighting with equal hunger as I. He is coming with the intent take my place in the world rankings. It is up to me to prevent that.

Do you feel you would be ready for a world title fight following a victory on Friday?

I have really matured at this stage of my career. I know I have a tough fight ahead of me but I am up for the challenge.

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The main event, Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez vs Niño Artillero Yedras will air LIVE on Telemundo Network at 11:35pm, Check Local Listings 6 more bouts scheduled, Doors open at 7:00pm, first bell 8:00pm, TV: Telemundo 11:35pm/ check local listings. Promotor: “Tuto” Zabala All Star Boxing INC. Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Kissimmee, Florida Tickets: or at the Box Office/


By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

19-year-old unbeaten Japanese, Kosei Tanaka (5-0, 2 KOs), 105, very impressively acquired the vacant WBO 105-pound belt as he kept outspeeding and outpunching Mexican Julian Yedras (24-2, 13 KOs), 105, to win a unanimous decision over twelve fast rounds on Saturday in Komaki, Japan.

The official tallies read: Salven Lagumbay (Philippines) and Sawang Thaweekoon (Thailand) both 117-111, and Luis Ruiz (Puerto Rico) 115-113, all in favor of Tanaka, who thus won the world throne in his fifth pro bout. The referee was Samuel Viruet (US) who also moved so well as the busy-moving contestants. Tanaka, whose amateur mark was 46-5, 18 stoppages, displayed fast jabs, quick combinations and effective left hooks, and maintained the initiative despite the game Mexican’s occasional retaliation. Tanaka proved a real thing with such a fine performance as he looked like a young and small Sugar Ray Leonard. 

Tanaka, an sophomore of Chukyo University, appeared sophomoric, utilizing various skills against the more experienced but one-dimensional Mexican such as shifty footwork, sharp flicker-jabbing, looping or short left hooking, well-timed countering and occasional infighting. Tanaka, much more skillful than Yedras, was an enfant terrible. The reporter hesitates to abuse a word of “genius” since, if doing so, there are so many geniuses here in Japan as three-class world champ Hiroki Ioka, two-time titlist Naoya Inoue, etc. But Tanaka is more than a vastly talented youngster by winning the crowd’s applause not only with his coronation but with his spectacular performance.

We, in Japan, now see nine world champions excluding Japan-based foreign titleholders such as Jorge Linares, but, only in terms of hand speed, Tanaka might be one of the best as he displayed lightening combinations to the game but slower Mexican, who said after the fight, “Tanaka was very fast and was too elusive with his lateral movement for me to catch up with. The chico (young kid) was splendid on speed, power and heart. I’m happy to have fought such a good boxer.” It is truly rare to hear such a straightforward admiration on a winner from a loser.

Tanaka, from the outset, showed his superior speed as he threw whiplash jabs and left-right combinations to the still cautious Mexican hombre. His mobility was reminiscent of Muhammad Ali in his rematch with Ken Norton. The second round witnessed the Japanese boy penetrate Yedras’ tight guard with a solid left-right combo to have him reeling to the ropes.

It was Tanaka that swept the first three rounds with a fine display of remarkable hand speed with good precision and power. Some 4,500 supporters in attendance at Park Arena Komaki were worried about his proper distribution of stamina, as he appeared to have started fireworks by consuming too much energy at the earlier stage.

As expected from his too hot opening attack, Tanaka’s vaunted footwork temporarily stopped midway in round four, when the shorter Mexican came forward and came close to him with a flurry of punches even on the block of the Japanese youngster, who recklessly responded to his rallies in the close range. It’s Yedras’ round.

Tanaka, however, won back the fifth session as he very furiously retaliated with a two-fisted attack, but seemingly spent too much energy—as if it had been a six-round competition—just to win a point even though his countering right uppercut had the knees almost buckled. The kid often caught the onrushing Mexican puncher with looping left hooks to the temple that apparently hurt Yedras, who nonetheless kept stalking the footworker.

Tanaka, in round six, recklessly mixed it up in the close quarter and Yedras maintained the pressure with incessant short punches to the face and to the midsection, while the youngster attempted to swap punches toe-to-toe with him without using his feet. Yedras was apparently in command. The crowd was afraid that the tide had turned then and there, and Yedras would take back the initiative from then onward.

It was, however, in the seventh that Tanaka showed his best as he courageously attacked the Mexican willing mixer with much faster combinations upstairs and downstairs. His jabs and one-two-left hook combinations were all effective enough to hurt the Mexican, who still refused to go down and tried to fight back with his best effort. It was a very furious round, which might be a good candidate of Round of the Year.

When Yedras returned to his corner, we saw he had the right cheek badly swollen with a lump due to his absorption of punishment. But he looked still mentally strong and willing to fight on.

The eighth was also hard-fought by the aggressive contestants, who exchanged hot rallies. Tanaka, with better precision, had the upper hand and almost stunned Yedras with a strong left-right combination. The Mexican warrior, however, landed a vicious right counter that shook up the Japanese prospect. Two judges favored Tanaka, while one gave a point to Yedras.

After the eighth round was over, the Tanaka adherents realized that there would be still no less than four more rounds though he had already consumed too much stamina due to his feverishly high pace. The worriers might be expecting Tanaka would be slowing down and Yedras would catch him with solid body shots as his Mexican cornermen incessantly kept yelling, “Abajo (downstairs)!”.

This reporter hereby becomes a Peeping Tom onto the interim scoresheet, though the open scoring system wasn’t applied to this bout. That’s 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75 in favor of Tanaka.

Amazingly did Tanaka turn loose in the ninth and keep punching almost entirely for three minutes. Where’s his energy from? From his youth? Yedras, of course, fought back hard but Tanaka’s faster combinations and hit-and-run tactics kept him from catching the busy and elusive target. Tanaka seemingly welcomed a second wind, as he accelerated freely punching and moving without feeling any fatigue.

Then we realized that Tanaka, a 19-year-young kid, wasn’t a Bernard Hopkins or a Japanese baseball player working in the US, Ichiro Suzuki, both of whom are 41 years of age. Kosei’s storage of abundant stamina was so astounding that the partisan crowd then expected Tanaka would maintain such a high pace and win the game.

Then tenth was spectacular enough since Tanaka’s footwork prevailed as fast as in the first three rounds and he served as a Sugar Ray Leonard in playing tag in a game of children. Busily jabbing and circling around the flat-footed Mexican, who was still aggressive and willing to mix it up, Tanaka finely displayed hit-and-run tactics to impress the crowd.

The eleventh witnessed Tanaka become a typical speedster, throwing flashy hand punches very fast but without putting his weight behind punches. He looked to have dominated this round only with his hand speed, and two judges gave this round to Tanaka, while another to Yedras who threw power punches even with low precision.

“With three more minutes you’ll be champion,” cried his chief second and father Hitoshi to encourage his son. Tanaka furiously commenced the final session with all his energy, as Yedras did. It’s a total war with the game warriors. It’s Tanaka that whipped Yedras from all angles so furiously as if he would finish him to bring home the bacon. But his too furious last surge had Tanaka slowing down in the last thirty seconds, when Yedras was courageous enough to fight back with his heart. When the final bell sounded, people really appreciated the good game from the bottom of heart.

After the official verdict announced his coronation Tanaka jubilantly said in the ring, “I’ve arrived at this place I had been aiming at for a long time since my childhood. I really thank for your people’s continually warm supports.”

Kosei Tanaka had a unique career. His father Hitoshi used to be a black belt of judo and Japanese national arm wrestling champion. He made his son learn karate at the age of three with his elder brother by two years, Ryosei, a student of Komazawa University, who is still amateur and national titlist for four years in a row. Kosei, when twelve, started learning how to box from his father, who has kept coaching his son since. Tanaka family was like Danny Garcia’s though Hitoshi isn’t as eloquent as Danny’s dad Angel.

To make a long story short, Kosei acquired national high school championship four times and turned professional under the tutelage of Kiyoshi Hatanaka, the first world champ ever produced in Nagoya area.

Tanaka, in November 2013, successfully made a pro debut by defeating WBO#6 Oscar Reknafa by a lopsided 6-round decision in Nagoya. Nicknamed “Knockout Dream Boy”, Kosei won a unanimous nod over WBA#13 Ronelle Ferreras in March 2014. His third bout saw a first-round knockout over OPBF#3 ranked Philippine champ Crison Omayao in July 2014. Tanaka, as the mandatory challenger, had an ambitious shot at WBO#2 OPBF 105-pound titlist and impressively dethroned him via tenth round TKO in October of the previous year. Literally that’s all as for his pre-history of coronation.

Chukyo University has produced many excellent young athletes such as Koji Murofuse (Olympic gold medalist in the shot put), Mao Asada (Olympic silver medalist in the figure skating), etc. Kosei Tanaka is one of those who have raised the Alma Mater’s reputation. Kosei is a little different from other boxers dependent on blood and guts since he often describes himself as a thinking boxer.

His manager/promoter Kiyoshi Hatanaka’s overall record was 25-2-1, 15 KOs, as he only suffered a couple of setbacks at the hand of as many Mexicans—Gilberto Roman and Daniel Zaragoza—each with a world championship at stake in 1988 and 1991 respectively. Tanaka avenged his manager’s setbacks to the Mexicans with his impressive victory.

Leon Panoncillo, the WBO supervisor, said, “Tanaka is the pride of our organization. He’s much better than we had expected. We hope he will grow up to be multiple-class champion since he is really talented. I love his tremendous hand speed in combination punching and his strong heart as well.”

The third man Samuel Viruet expressed his impression on the newly crowned champ, saying, “Tanaka boxed like a Bruce Lee, feinting, jabbing and shuffling. It’s fun watching him fight like that as the third man.”

This reporter hereby has to amend the list of “World Champions in Fewest Fights” that was previously compiled by historian Bob Yalen and yours truly by adding the Knockout Dream Boy.


Tanaka always writes an autograph of “KOsei” which means, in Japanese, “Do Knockout!” This is just for your reference.

Tanaka became the fourth of the youngest world champions out of Japan, as shown by an attached list.


Tanaka is also the fifth world titlist ever produced from Nagoya area in Japan.


In the end, this record-keeper hereby lists up our current world champions in Japan.


There are more episodes on Kosei Tanaka’s coronation, but should this reporter write them all, this writing wouldn’t finish within days. We just say we have had another good champion here in Japan.

Promoter: Hatanaka Promotions.
WBO supervisor: Leon Panoncillo (US).

Date:   Saturday, May 30, 2015


Location: Park Arena, Komaki, Alchi, Japan

Promoter: Hatanaka Promotions / Kiyoshi Hatanaka

Supervisor:   Leon Panoncillo

Referee:  Samuel Viruet

Judges:  Salven Lugumbay (117-111); Luis Ruiz (115-113);  Sawaeng Thaweekoon (117-111)

Results:   The Japanese, Kosei Tanaka acquired the vacant WBO Mini Flyweight Championship Title (105-pound) as he kept outspeeding and outpunching Mexican Julian Yedras, to win a unanimous decision over twelve fast rounds in Komaki, Japan.



Report and Photo by Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten 19-year-old Japanese prospect Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2 KOs) will attempt to make history by winning the vacant WBO 105-pound belt against more experienced Mexican Julian Yedras (24-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday in Nagoya, Japan. The current Japanese record to win a world throne in a shortest career is held by WBO junior bantam ruler Naoya Inoue who acquired it in his sixth pro outing last December.

Tanaka, formerly a national high school champion, acquired the OPBF minimum belt–in his fourth pro bout–by halting undefeated defending titlist Ryuji Hara, then ranked #2 by the WBO, last October. Tanaka, as an amateur, had a grudge rival named Takuma Inoue, the younger brother of the aforementioned Naoya, but Tanaka scored three victories to two for Takuma in their five amateur competitions. Takuma Inoue entered the world ratings thanks to his upset triumph over Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. by a lopsided decision in his second pro bout. Takuma, 19, will dispute the vacant OPBF super-fly belt against Filipino Mark Anthony Gerald on July 6. But this is a story on Tanaka, not Takuma.

It might seem crazy to wise experts that our prospects are trying to run a race to acquire a world belt as quickly as possible to demonstrate their vast talent. Are you Usain Bolt? But it is true that our mass media, in Japan, pays great attention to such a race of first come, first served.

It is ex-WBC super-bantam champ Kiyoshi Hatanaka that handles the Wonder Boy in Nagoya as his manager/promoter. He dethroned WBC ruler Pedro Decima but yielded it to Daniel Zaragoza, both in 1990. Hatanaka, the very first world champ ever produced in Nagoya, believes in his boy’s coronation on Saturday, saying, “Tanaka is going to score some remarkable achievements in the near future, and this is his first touchstone.”

Yedras, 27, has good credentials, and looks confident of his victory. The Mexican hombre once acquired the vacant WBC youth silver minimumweight belt by halting Ramon Pena in five rounds in 2011. He registered twenty-one consecutive victories from his debut and lost a decision to Carlos Bultrago in 2013, but scored three wins in a row since. Given Tanaka has talent, Yedras is blessed with experience. It will be a very sensational and competitive fight. Time will tell.


Kosei Tanaka ante Julian Yedras por el vacante campeonato mundial mínimo de la OMB el 30 de mayo en Aichi, Japón.
El joven invicto japonés #2 clasificado mundial mínimo de la OMB (Organización Mundial de Boxeo) y campeón regional de la OPBF (Federación de Boxeo de Oriente y de Pacífico), el nagoyaense llamado genio del boxeo Kosei Tanaka (4-0/2KOs), de 19 años de edad y de Hatanaka Boxing Gym, se enfrentará al mexicano #1 clasificado mundial de la OMB, el campechano Julián “Niño Artillero” Yedras (24-1/13KOs), de 26 años de edad y desde Ciudad de Carmen, Campeche, el próximo 30 de mayo en Park Arena de la ciudad de Komaki de la provincia de Aichi situada unos 350 kilómetros al suroeste de Tokio por el título universal paja de la OMB que fue dejado vacante por el japonés Katsunari Takayama.
Kosei Tanaka es estudiante de la Universidad Chukyo desde abril de 2014. Se llevará a cabo un campeonato mundial de boxeo en la provincia de Aichi tras un largo intervalo de diez años desde aquel choque por el título supermosca de la AMB efectuado en 2005 en Nagoya, la capital de la provincia de Aichi, en donde el mexicano Martín Castillo retuvo su cetro al vencer al japonés Hideyasu Ishihara por decisión.
Esta pelea por la corona mundial de Kosei Tanaka llama poderosa la atención del periodismo japonés, ya que este joven púgil apodado “Duende de la región de Chukyo” se encuentra a punto de establecer a fuerza de su barreta una nueva marca del boxeo japonés de la historia respecto de llegar más rápido a ser campeón mundial con menos número de peleas en su quinta contienda profesional rompiendo el record de Naoya “Monstruo” Inoue, quien se proclamó rey minimosca del CMB en su sexta pelea profesional al imponerse por KOT en el sexto round al mexicano Adrián “Confesor” Hernández en abril de 2014 en Tokio. Para su debido gobierno, según los datos de la Comisión de Boxeo de Japón, el pugilismo nipón ha dado un total de 76 monarcas universales a partir del peso mosca Yoshio Shirai en 1952 hasta el minimosca (AMB) Ryoichi Taguchi en diciembre de 2014.
Ante esta su primera oportunidad mundial, Kosei Tanaka se encuentra con la moral muy en alto para hacer historia del boxeo japonés y subraya que va a lanzarse al combate contra el mexicano Julián Yedras con inflexibilidad de espíritu combativo tanto física como moralmente en aras de poder anotarse una valiosa victoria a costillas del duro peleador campechano, contra quien tiene mucho cuidado por su poder pugilístico y por su resistencia contra golpes.
Kosei Tanaka nació en la ciudad de Tajimi de la provincia de Gifu y ahora vive en Nagoya. Cuando era chico, Kosei Tanaka se dedicó a aprender Karate y desde el sexto año de la escuela primaria comenzó a practicar el boxeo. Fue campeón japonés amateur de escuela preparatoria con un historial de 46-5/18KOs. Desde que se puso a practicar el boxeo hasta hoy en día, su entrenador es su padre Hitoshi.
En noviembre de 2013, se dio el salto al profesionalismo en una pelea a 6 rounds por trasmisión de TV. Su contrincante fue nada menos que el #6 clasificado mundial indonesio Oscar Recnafa, a quien derroto por amplia decisión (60-53, 60-54, 59-54) en el lujoso International Conference Hall de la ciudad de Nagoya. Entonces, Kosei Tanaka era todavía alumno de escuela preparatoria. Fue inaudito en la historia del boxeo japonés que un alumno de escuela preparatoria hubiera debutado en el boxeo profesional con un rival del clasificado mundial. Así fue como se hizo su debut en el boxeo profesional en forma descomunal.
Su segunda pelea profesional fue en marzo de 2014, también en el lujoso International Conference Hall de Nagoya, y se impuso por decisión unánime en 8 rounds al entonces ‪#‎12AMB‬ clasificado mundial filipino Ronelle Ferreras.
En julio de 2014 en International Conference Hall de Nagoya, Kosei Tanaka sostuvo su tercera pelea profesional y consiguió una victoria relampagueante por KO en el mismísimo primer round sobre el campeón filipino Crison Omayao, quien sufría anteriormente en Japón una derrota por KO en el cuarto round frente al japonés Naoya Inoue, actual campeón supermosca de la OMB con sobrenombre de “Monstruo” o “Genio de Boxeo”.
En el pasado octubre, el inmaculado provinciano Kosei Tanaka tuvo acción para mantener una batalla singular entre dos invictos en el Korakuen Hall de Tokio, en donde se anotó un valioso triunfo por KOT en el décimo round sobre el hasta entonces imbatido japonés alto clasificado mundial Ryuji Hara para coronarse nuevo campeón regional de la OPBF (Federación de Boxeo de Oriente y de Pacifico). Esta victoria fue decisiva para Kosei Tanaka para obtener un chance mundialista contra el mexicano Julián Yedras. Su furiosa pelea contra Ryuji Hara de coraje a coraje fue elegida merecidamente por la Comisión de Boxeo de Japón como Mejor Pelea del Año de 2014 en Japón a nivel de campeonato regional.
Kosei Tanaka es Novato del Año de 2014 en Japón según la sanción de la Comisión de Boxeo de Japón gracias a su impresionante actividad en el boxeo japonés.
Su manager-promotor es ex campeón mundial supergallo del CMB Kiyoshi Hatanaka, de 47 años de edad y el presidente de Hatanaka Boxing Gym de Nagoya.
Kiyoshi Hatanaka admira las cualidades pugilísticas de Kosei Tanaka en velocidad, estamina y técnicas. Kiyoshi Hatanaka no puede menos de maravillarse de la posibilidad de Kosei Tanaka en lo futuro para hacer gran cosa en la historia del boxeo japonés con su plena concentración de toda alma.
Kiyoshi Hatanaka es el primer campeón mundial que ha dado Nagoya. Después de Kiyoshi Hatanaka, aparecieron el peso gallo Yasuei Yakushiji, el supermosca Satoshi Iida y el supermosca y gallo interino Hideki Todaka. Kiyoshi Hatanaka opina de Kosei Tanaka que de sobra se encuentra decir que su representado goza de más excelente don pugilístico que todos los campeones mundiales surgidos de Nagoya hasta hoy.
Si Kosei Tanaka vence a Julián Yedras el próximo mayo, va a ser el quinto campeón mundial surgido de la ciudad de Nagoya cuya ciudad hermana es la Ciudad de México desde 1978. Los Ángeles de California es también ciudad hermana de Nagoya desde 1959.
Via: Hisao Adachi/


 El púgil nicaragüense Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago lució su mejor boxeo y determinación, para imponerse por amplia decisión unánime al mexicano Julián Yedras, para conquistar la vacante corona mínima interina de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), este sábado por la noche en el combate estelar de una cartelera que fue organizada por las empresas Zanfer y Max Boxing en el Centro Internacional de Convenciones Yucatán Siglo XXI de Mérida, Yucatán.

Buitrago, promovido por las empresas Prodesa en Nicaragua y Dream Team a nivel internacional, dominó a Yedras en pelea que lució bastante pareja, hasta que en la recta final el nicaragüense tomó el control total de la pelea sometiendo duramente a la humanidad del mexicano.

Al finalizar el round 11, Yedras se fue muy golpeado a su esquina, casino noqueado, y Buitrago lo siguió dominan en el round final, aunque sin conseguir un golpe definitivo antes del campanazo final.  Al final, los jueces decretaron vencedor a Buitrago con tarjetas de 118-110, 116-113 y 118-111, para conquistar el vacante título interino mínimo de la OMB.


Se corona Buitrago en Mérida


Mérida.- El nicaragüense Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago se coronó esta noche aquí como nuevo campeón mundial mínimo de la OMB tras dar un recital de mano izquierda y de recursos boxísticos sobre un empeñoso, ineficaz, pero sobre todo estoico mexicano Julián “Niño Artillero” Yedra al que venció por clara decisión unánime en 12 rounds.

Ante un lleno en el Centro internacional de Convenciones de esta ciudad del sureste mexicano, Buitrago impuso sus condiciones desde el principio y se enfiló a un triunfo claro, con algunos sobresaltos en la mitad del combate.

Tras un primer round en el que no hubo ventaja clara, Buitrago se encaminó a un triunfo con una estrategia de pegar siempre de primero, basado en su mano izquierda que como pistón entró como cuchillo entre mantequilla casi siempre en el rostro de un Yedra que rígido, sin movimiento de cintura y de cabeza, recibía casi todo lo que le tiraban.

Con esporádicos ataques que poco daño hicieron en el también retador al vacante campeonato, Yedras buscó emparejar las acciones de manera infructuosa, sucumbiendo ante el mejor boxeo y mayor velocidad del centroamericano que se fue hasta el quinto asalto con clara ventaja.

Empero, en el sexto, más decidido, quizás consciente de la oportunidad que tenía ante sí, Yedras comenzó a meterse en la pelea, dejó de ceder la distanciua que le convenía a Buitrago y entró al terreno corto, donde lo   golpeó e incluso logró estremecer para apuntarse ese, el sexto y séptimo round.


La esperanza resurgió en la arena, con gritos de México, México, pero a partir del octavo, Buitrago la mató al retomar el control con su boxeo a media distancia, más veloz, dinámico y certero sobre un yedras que ya no pudo crecer y volvió al ritmo errático, desconcertante del primer tercio del combate.

Así, ambos se fueron hasta el undécimo aslato en el que Biutrago, con combinaciones fulgurantes   tuvo al borde del nócaut al mexicano al que perdonó y dejo ir cuando parecía tenerlo listo.

La pelea llegó a su fin y con votaciones de Francis Jackson (118-111) (islas Vírgenes), Víctor Salomón   (116-113) de México y el boricua Luis Ruiz (116-113) se fiormalizó el triunfo de Buitrago que mejoró su record a 27-0-0 con 18 nócauts, mientras Yedra, perdió el invicto y quedó 24-1-0 con 12 cloroformos.




Se disputan el título del mundo de las 105 libras de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo

Por:  Rafael Soto –

El boxeador nicaragüense  Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago esta muy confiado de que derrotara en su propia casa al mexicano Julian Yedrás este viernes cuando se enfrenten en Mérida, Yucatán.  En duelo de invictos Buitrago (26-0, 16 kos) enfrentará a Yedras (16-0, 12 kos) y estará en juego el título mundial Paja OMB a 12 rounds y será transmitida por Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo en una co promoción de Zanfer y Maxboxing.

“Estamos desde el sábado  terminamos la preparación, y estamos  bien en peso, fuerte, así que vamos a Yucatán con las armas necesarias para regresar a Nicaragua con la correa (faja) de la OMB, ganaré en el propio terreno del mexicano “, aseguró optimista y convencido Carlos Buitrago.

En declaraciones en esta capital de Nicaragua, el estratega dijo que ya solo esperan la hora de viajar a Mérida, lo que prevén hacer mañana martes en dos vuelos que los llevarán primero a la Ciudad de México y luego a la llamada “Ciudad Blanca”, a donde deben llegar la tarde-noche de ese día.

“Carlos está bien, muy bien, ahora está pesando un poco más de 48 kilos, tiene menos de un kilo a unos días del pesaje (jueves) (el límite es 47.627 kilos) y lo que es mejor no padece problemas, puede entrenar bien, se siente fuerte, pues como siempre él ha trabajado duro y no lo ha dejado de hacer así no tenga pelea”, comentó.

Sobre el mexicano Yedras, Mauricio Buitrago no omitió que lo conoce y a diferencia de otros manejadores que afirman desconocer al rival con el que van a pelear, reconoció que sí, ha visto combatir al norteamericano.

“Es un buen boxeador, golpea mucho, como Carlos y es fuerte, pega abajo, sabemos que no vamos por algo fácil, lo hemos visto en tres de sus peleas y sí, podemos decir que el chavalo tiene fortaleza”, agregó “El Halcón” .

Sin embargo, prosiguió, tenemos calculado todo y no hay duda de que vamos a ganar y a regresar aquí con la correa de campeón.

Buitrago, al igual que Yedras, marcha invicto en el profesionalismo con una marca de 26 peleas, todas ganadas y 16 de ellas resueltas por la vía del nócaut, mientras que el mexicano tiene 24 pleitos, todos también ganados, con 12 anestesiados.

Para el nicaragüense, la del viernes en Mérida, Yucatán, será su segunda salida al extranjero luego de haber vencido por decisión al sonorense Felipe Rivas en Florida, Estados Unidos.